OK, I wasn’t going to blog today. And this doesn’t even really count, but I just have to get this off my chest.
These 6 (yes, six!) balls of yarn come from about the last 1/3 of ONE 50g skein of Noro Kureyon. In which I already joined at least two other knots while knitting my sweater. And then after joining the turquoise – which was one of several colors knotted totally out of sequence – I knit not even a whole stripe before hitting another knot. Then I noticed a knot on the outside of the skein and decided I’d better rewind it.
Now, I know that knots are in yarn. That’s the way it goes. And if I encounter one or two in a ball I’m slightly miffed but understanding. And Noro is notorious for having lots of knots, and often having knots with two totally different colors tied together. There’s a section on the back of my other Noro sweater where the color sequence goes back two stripes and then repeats.
Yeah, it’s annoying, but slightly less so when you can splice the yarn as you can with Kureyon. But this? This is not acceptable. And the yarn isn’t cheap either! Beautiful, but not pretty enough to make this OK.
Ugh. Somebody remind me of this the next time I want to knit a Noro sweater.
(On a slightly happier note, progress is being made on the Kureyon Hoodie.)